There’s always some strange, interesting, beautiful or fun going on here at the Acre, so I carry a camera. Just in case.
Feijoa (pineapple guava) only blooms on second year wood. After a hard pruning and no flowers last year, it's back and blooming big this year. Spectacular!
Sage Osterfeld2022-04-20T12:15:02-07:00April 20th, 2022|
We didn't get hens for eggs originally. But now that inflation has driven the cost of store-bought eggs so high, we're saving about $70 a year by having them.
Sage Osterfeld2022-03-12T14:34:13-08:00March 12th, 2022|
After a rough hot/cold winter that killed 3 separate rounds of seedlings, I'm trying again to get the vegetable garden started before spring.
Sage Osterfeld2022-02-03T09:40:54-08:00February 3rd, 2022|
Mid-winter has too many cold-hot swings to get seedlings started in my unheated greenhouse, so I use milk-jug greenhouses to get a jump on spring. Here's how.
Sage Osterfeld2021-08-30T14:25:32-07:00August 30th, 2021|
Batch 21 of my fermented hot sauce begins! This year it's a 100% cayenne/Thai pepper hybrid. We start the ferment today with 12 ounces of fresh peppers in brine
Sage Osterfeld2021-07-27T13:54:54-07:00July 27th, 2021|
Knowing when to harvest onions for peak flavor can be tricky, but with a few tips from a real onion farmer, they're super easy to pick and store for peak "oniony" perfection.
Sage Osterfeld2021-07-19T08:55:04-07:00July 19th, 2021|
The gourd garden a month ago & today. These bottle, birdhouse, dipper and luffa vines shade this bed through the summer letting us grow cooler season crops.
Sage Osterfeld2021-10-05T12:24:32-07:00October 5th, 2021|
I am continuously fermenting the hot peppers, adding fresh peppers every week, and pulling half after 4 week's time to turn into hot sauce. This is round 1.
Sage Osterfeld2021-06-14T16:50:33-07:00June 14th, 2021|
Got a few extra veggies but don't know what to do? Make pinchos de encurtidos (a type of tapas). Easy & delicious, they're great with cheese and charcuterie.
Sage Osterfeld2021-06-12T15:49:02-07:00June 12th, 2021|
Long before refrigeration pickling was the way to preserve food and keep it flavorful. Super simple, you can create any great pickled food yourself. Here's how
Since we're trying not to let anything go to waste, I'm packing all these extra cucumbers to make summer pickles. It's an old recipe that's easy and very tasty!
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